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We believe focusing on companies’ potential for long-term, sustainable earnings growth is key to helping endure the economic downturn fueled by COVID-19.
The market’s worst days don’t have to be your portfolio’s worst days. Here are some of the benefits of keeping an eye on quality.
What’s our strategy for finding high-quality overlooked companies? Our Equity Income team shares their insights and expert perspectives.
Each generation of wireless technology enabled faster speeds and innovation. Could 5G also pave the way for improved social and environmental issues?
Dividends are at risk in the aftermath of COVID-19 shutdowns, but we’re still finding companies that can withstand the recession and grow their dividends in the future.
Focusing on quality has historically led us to companies with strong financial and ESG characteristics.
“Unprecedented” sounds cliché, but it’s still the best way to describe the current market and economic situation. What does that mean for value investing?
Stock prices may appear low, but we’re watching for oil supply and demand to show signs of rebalancing.
As the coronavirus continues to alter supply chains, consumer behavior and government policy, is now really the best time to own the entire market in a portfolio?
Can my investments do well while the companies I invest in do good? This is a question many investors ask as they consider portfolios that assess ESG factors as part of the investment process.
There’s something alluring about owning gold in times of uncertainty. CIO P. Satish, head of global analytics, explains why in this 2020 gold outlook.
A volatile 2019 has driven investors to seek perceived safer shores. Here's how our ETF teams are using quality to navigate the market uncertainty.
Morningstar recently made comprehensive updates to the way it evaluates sustainability across funds, sectors and companies. Understand what's changed.
What’s our strategy for finding high-quality, overlooked companies? Executive Portfolio Manager Phil Davidson shares insight with Kiplinger.
It’s too early for value investors to declare victory, but last quarter’s value rebound has Sr. PM Mike Liss optimistic about these opportunities.
Veteran investment manager has a record of creating value for investors.
Non-common securities may help enhance yield, reduce downside risk and dampen volatility.
There's always a market for value stocks out there, according to Sr. Portfolio Manager Mike Liss, even in industries disrupted by big tech.
Economic activity around the world is softening, which Sr. Portfolio Manager Brent Puff believes could make finding future growth more challenging.
Investing in small-cap energy companies can be risky. Our portfolio managers discuss two potential solutions to this dilemma.
Despite the slowdown in global gross domestic product, global value equity portfolio manager Mike Liss believes a recession is unlikely.
Learn why we believe high-quality, dividend-paying U.S. companies may offer solid risk/reward potential.
Off-price retailers offer customers the thrill of the hunt, making them an attractive investment theme among growth stocks.
March 11, 2019
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) target tumor cells while avoiding healthy cells. Here's why this "smart chemo" trend is on our radar.
March 4, 2019
Looking forward to 2019, we think there’s a great opportunity for small caps to rally again. Sr. Portfolio Manager Jeff John gives three reasons why.
February 20, 2019
Portfolio Manager Jeff Bourke describes how our growth teams are navigating this uncertain environment to find compelling long-term growth opportunities.
February 14, 2019
While the end of 2018 may have been rocky for financial markets, our value team is excited about their prospects in 2019.
February 6, 2019
Learn why we believe high-quality regional bank stocks are attractive entering 2019.
January 31, 2019
Portfolio Manager Prabha Ram is seeing a mix of good and bad economic indicators heading into 2019. Where is she finding opportunities in the noise?
January 23, 2019
Market expectations are low coming out of 2018. Sr. Portfolio Manager Brent Puff explains the potential implications for global growth markets in 2019.
January 10, 2019
2018 may have been difficult for emerging markets, but Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro has three reasons to look forward to a better 2019.
January 8, 2019
2018 hasn't been kind to emerging markets. Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro believes fears of contagion, which never materialized, caused the recent volatility. Read why she's still encouraged by opportunities.
October 29, 2018
How much of the tax benefit is kept, reinvested, or “competed away” is critical in determining who will come out ahead.
August 23, 2018
Active and passive strategies rotate in and out of favor as market conditions change. Rising rates and volatility may signal changes ahead.
August 22, 2018
Small-cap stocks can help provide portfolio diversification and performance potential.
When world leaders threaten each other with thermo-nuclear war via Twitter, we’d expect far more turbulence. So why haven’t we seen it?
July 26, 2018
Growth has obviously beaten down value in recent years. But when do earnings get completely divorced from actual valuations?
July 20, 2018
In this Q&A, Kevin Toney explains how we define and evaluate quality and why we believe it’s a key determinant of a value stock’s potential.
Portfolio manager Patricia Ribeiro takes an active approach when evaluating the 24 diverse countries of the emerging markets universe.
July 06, 2018
A-shares are shares of mainland China-based companies that are traded the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in local currency. The addition of these shares to MSCI's widely followed indexes is expected to spur billions of dollars in foreign investment in the Chinese market.
June 07, 2018
Emerging markets (EM) are grabbing headlines in this time of heightened global market volatility. The latest turmoil remains limited to only a few developing countries, but media reports are fanning fears of contagion. We believe these fears are unfounded.
May 31, 2018
Not sure how President Trump's recent decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal will impact energy markets? Get the latest insights from our Global Value Equity team, including how they are strategically adjusting to the developments.
May 16, 2018
Now more than ever, it is easy to get distracted by daily news flow. Between attention-grabbing headlines and the viral nature of social media, the news can be a lot to absorb. Our Premier Growth strategy team, however, remains focused on investing in competitively advantaged companies.
April 27, 2018
Tariffs. Rising rates. Geopolitical turmoil. None of this deters Sr. Portfolio Manager Mike Liss on his mission to turn high-quality companies underperforming into shareholder return. See which industries are on his radar this quarter.
April 17, 2018
With an increasing number of small companies paying dividends, VP and Portfolio Manager Miles Lewis debunks three common myths surrounding this surprising potential source of yield for income investors.
April 05, 2018
Going into second quarter, VP & Sr. Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro looks at the potential effect of a trade war with Mexico.
April 04, 2018
Though electric vehicles are expected to gain popularity, we have reasons to believe they won’t significantly impair oil demand growth in near future.
March 14, 2018
The recent negative equity market response—despite limited economic exposures—reflects how markets are trying to price in the risk of escalated US protectionism, rather than any specific tariff. We believe the steel and aluminum tariffs will have a limited impact on emerging markets.
March 09, 2018
Learn why we believe there may still be opportunities in EM, and why investors should consider making emerging markets a strategic part of a diversified portfolio.
February 07, 2018
In 2017 emerging markets came back strong from depressed levels. We think stock selection may play a bigger role in 2018.
January 24, 2018
Online retailers and tax reform are having big impacts on the REITs environment in 2018. Here's where PM Steve Brown is looking for opportunities this year.
January 11, 2018
Value equity Sr. PM Mike Liss sees good risk-reward opportunities in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors in 2018.
January 05, 2018
With uncertainties on the horizon heading into 2018, growth PM Michael Li still believes there are still attractive opportunities in the growth investing space.
January 03, 2018
Failing U.S. infrastructure requires immediate attention, which we believe may create sustained investment opportunities.
November 15, 2017
It's been a tough year for value investors, but VP and Sr. Portfolio Manager Michael Liss sees risk-rewards in energy and consumer staples.
November 02, 2017
What, if anything, worries emerging markets portfolio manager Patricia Ribeiro about the future performance of emerging markets?
October 16, 2017
Today, the massive population shifts from rural to urban areas is transforming the economies of many of the world’s emerging markets.
September 27, 2017
Nine months ago, investors anticipated challenges for emerging markets. Turns out, there were reasons to be optimistic.
August 17, 2017
A fund's batting average is a measure of consistency—the periods of a manager's outperformance divided by the total number of periods.
July 11, 2017
In the first of a 2-part series, Peter Hardy explains what we look for in pharma, biotech and medtech firms, and what trends may impact them.
October 20, 2017
Investors need to look beneath the surface to understand the increased gap between value stock dividends and growth stock dividends.
October 05, 2017
Are growth stocks expensive or attractive? CIO Greg Woodhams puts them in context, drawing a distinction between secular and cyclical growth.
October 03, 2017
Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (FANG) have been responsible for the lion’s share of U.S. market gains over the last several years.
September 26, 2017
CPM Matt Oldroyd explains divergence between small cap growth and value price-to-earnings ratios and where he looks for opportunities.
August 22, 2017